Re: DATE OF THE RAPTURE, FINALLYHi:Things finally jelled.KISLEV 25Haggai means FEAST, and Haggai 2:15 says, "And now, I pray you, consider (sum lebab, take it to heart) from this day (Kislev 24) and upward (i.e., KISLEV 25), from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD...".Haggai 2:18,19 says, "Consider (i.e., take it to heart) now from this day (Kislev 24) and upward (i.e., Kislev 25), from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month (Kislev 24), even from the day that the foundation (i.e., Jesus) of the LORD'S temple was laid (i.e., when Jesus was conceived), consider it (take it to heart). 19 Is the seed (zera, child, i.e., Jesus, Gen 3:15) yet in the barn? (a saying, meaning is the child yet in the womb) yea (YES), as yet the vine (Jesus), and the fig tree (Israel), and the pomegranate (meaning upright), and the olive tree (zayith, as yielding illuminating oil; i.e., Israel with the saved Gentiles grafted in), hath not brought forth (nasa, lifted up, i.e., been raptured): from (min, after) this day (i.e., on Kislev 25) will I bless you" (i.e., the First-Trump Rapture will probably be on Kislev 25, the first day of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, the Feast of Dedication".Wikipedia says, "The Feast of Dedication also called "Feast of the Maccabees" was a Jewish festival observed for eight days from the 25th of Kislev (i.e. month of December). It was instituted by Judas Maccabeus, his brothers, and the elders of the congregation of Israel, in the year 165 B.C. in commemoration of the reconsecration of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, and especially of the altar of burnt offering, after they had been desecrated in the persecution under Antiochus Epiphanes (168 BC). The significant happenings of the festival were the illumination of houses and synagogues, a custom probably taken over from the Feast of Tabernacles, and the recitation of Psalm 30:1-12 HE. J. Wellhausen suggests that the feast was originally connected with the winter solstice, and only afterwards with the events narrated in Maccabees."And again THE WORD OF THE LORD (i.e., Jesus) CAME unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying, (Haggai 2:21) Speak to Zerubbabel (meaning dispersion of confusion), governor of Judah, saying, I will (i.e., in the future) shake the heavens and the earth (i.e., on the Day of God's Wrath); (Hag 2:22) And I will overthrow the throne (i.e., the False Prophet) of kingdoms (i.e., the 10 regions of the world), and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother (Eze 38:21). (Hag 2:23) In that day (Day of God's Wrath), saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee (i.e., in the Last-Trump Rapture), O Zerubbabel (meaning dispersion of confusion), my servant, the son of Shealtiel (asked of God), saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet (chotham, a signature ring): for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts."
The First-Trump Rapture will probably be on Kislev 25, 5772 (Dec 21, 2011) the first day of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, the Feast of Dedication. The Last-Trump Rapture will probably be on Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets, Sept 14, 2015.
On the Feast of Dedication, the sacred oil for one day was put in the lampstand and lighted. It miraculously lasted eight days. Eight is the number of new beginnings. The First-Trump Rapture will be a new beginning for us.
The 25th of Kislev, 5772 = Wed, December 21, 2011.
There's that 21 that David Doughtry, Valerie Skrysnek, and John Tng saw. In one of his 15 visions, David saw a sparkling white 21 in a blue cloud in his living room. If I remember right, Valerie saw a blue 21 on her white garage door and John saw a blue 21.
Vincent's Word Studies says, "John 10:22,23 says, "And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and IT WAS WINTER. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch." Solomon means peaceable; perfect; one who recompenses.
"Feast of the dedication (ἐγκαίνια)
"Only here in the New Testament. The word signifies renewal, from καινός, new, fresh. Josephus calls it φῶτα, lights. It was instituted by Judas Maccabaeus (b.c. 164), in memory of the cleansing of the temple from the pollutions of Antiochus Epiphanes."Dec 21, 2011 is considered the first day of WINTER, and Wikipedia said, "the feast was originally connected with the WINTER SOLSTICE."The Rapture is as the days of Noah. The Lord shut the door of the Ark Cheshvan 17, then it rained 40 days. The windows of Heaven were open during that 40 days. That is our window of opportunity.Forty days after Nov 14 (Cheshvan 17) is Sat Dec 24, 2011, Christmas Eve (Kislev 28, 5772).
I expect the Rapture on the Feast of Dedication, the first day of winter, Dec 21, 2011.